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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

GNCC Announces 2019 NBAA Finalists and Bestowed Award Recipients

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s finalists for the 16th Annual Niagara Business Achievement Awards, presented by Meridian Credit Union.

Award Finalists

Young Professional Award – Presented by Bell
Mallory Antonello, Niagara Casinos
Chris Jarvis, I Challenge Diabetes
Michael Farkas, G3 Designs Photography
Elizabeth McIntee, Sweetie Pies Bakery Ltd.

Excellence in Business: Not for Profit – Presented by Performance Auto Group
Pathstone Foundation
Lincoln County Humane Society
Education Foundation of Niagara

Excellence in Business: Up to 10 Employees
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Second Dance Bridal
Bloom & Co. Curated Living

Excellence in Business: 11 to 50 Employees
G.T.G. Engineering Canada Inc.
HUB International Ont. Ltd.
Stevensville Garden Gallery
H&C Inc.

Excellence in Business: 51 Employees or more
The Meridian Centre
Haver & Boecker Canada
Sitel Group

Environmental Leadership – Presented by Niagara Casinos
Small Scale Farms
Thorold Auto Parts & Recycling
Walker Environmental

Excellence in Agribusiness, Farming & Rural Achievement – Presented by Niagara Peninsula Energy
Vineland Estates Winery
Stokes Seeds
Up Cannabis Inc.

Excellence in Manufacturing – Presented by Niagara Region
Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd.
International Sew-Right Co.
Criveller Group

Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality – Presented by Niagara Parks
Great Wolf Lodge
TD Niagara Jazz Festival
The Foster Festival

Technology and Innovation – Presented by Innovate Niagara
Caddle Inc.

Outstanding New Business – Presented by Niagara College Canada
Falls Barber Shop
Osborne Law Group
Niagara Canine Conditioning Centre, Inc.
Canvas Engineering Ltd.

Business of the Year – Presented by Meridian
Niagara Oast House Brewers
The Niagara IceDogs
Brian Cullen Motors

Bestowed Award Winners

Sally McGarr, McGarr Realty, will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Walker Environmental. This award is presented to a businessperson who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to business success and community leadership.

Len Pennachetti, Cave Spring Cellars, has been named as Builder of the Year, sponsored by the Town of Lincoln. This award is presented to a company that has had a historically significant impact on the economic prosperity of the community.

Roy Timms, Timbro Design/Build Contractors, is the Civic Appreciation Award recipient, sponsored by Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP. This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to helping build a stronger, more prosperous and vibrant community.

The Commisso Family — Commisso’s Fresh Foods, will receive the Community Leadership Award, sponsored by Henley Honda. This award recognizes an individual or business whose leadership has made a significant impact in the community.

“This year’s finalists represent the great depth and variety of businesses that are proud to call Niagara their home,” said Mishka Balsom, President & CEO of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. “It is a pleasure to be able to recognize these incredible businesses through this annual awards ceremony, and it is important that we celebrate the many contributions that they make in our community.”

Further information

The Niagara Business Achievements Awards will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre. Visit to register and learn more about the event; tickets can also be purchased here:

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For questions and more information, please email or call 905-684-2361.

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Niagara and the second-largest Chamber of Commerce in Ontario, with 1,500 members representing 50,000 employees. More information on the GNCC is available at

Mishka Balsom, President & CEO of GNCC or 905-684-2361

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